: Updated spammer info



TheDarkKnight
09-18-12, 07:05 AM
Replied to every thread with same responses others posted. Just saying ....

1madstsv
09-18-12, 07:21 AM
I also just noticed that. Something smells fishy to me too.

TheDarkKnight
09-18-12, 08:01 AM
Moderators. Please ban this guy. He clearly is a troll.

TheDarkKnight
09-18-12, 09:59 AM
Those guys are just PIAs. This Salvatore "person" just re-types previous posts. He joined yesterday and replies to 40 threads with duplicate responses

ClarkkentCTSV
09-18-12, 02:11 PM
Another vote to ban salvatoregranger.

JimmyH
09-18-12, 03:23 PM
He's already gone.

Rolex
09-18-12, 08:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqyUAtzS_6M

JimmyH
09-18-12, 11:19 PM
Replied to every thread with same responses others posted. Just saying ....

I am diggin your username btw :thumbsup:

Kingoftypos
09-18-12, 11:26 PM
Are all his posts gone too?

KOT

Submariner409
09-19-12, 10:44 AM
If he was banned as a spammer, then everything is gone - spam has no info and it takes up server space, so .......... gonzo.

Kingoftypos
09-19-12, 11:31 AM
Got cha.

KOT

JimmyH
09-19-12, 01:16 PM
We have a new tool for wiping out spammers lickity split. So be careful KOT, you might be next.

Kingoftypos
09-19-12, 05:46 PM
Got cha

KOT

TheDarkKnight
09-20-12, 09:09 AM
Jimmyh. We got a new troll, username susan_forsberg. "she" has started the
Mimic game similar to our boy salvatore! Call me the dark knight, slayer of all forum trolls!

Submariner409
09-20-12, 09:35 AM
Which forum, which thread is this "troll' in ?

OK - Checked out 11 of "her" (obviously trolling) posts with embedded URL link and did a one-touch ban and clean.

Might do a deeper check into ISP and location - "she" may be back again............. and salvatoregranger ALSO used a yahoo.com mail address.....

Kingoftypos
09-20-12, 10:40 AM
Got cha.

KOT

JimmyH
09-20-12, 03:36 PM
fwiw, these spammers all come out of china. I am not sure what their deal is. If they get paid by the click or what.

Stingroo
09-21-12, 08:13 AM
We crick you rong time?

dkozloski
09-21-12, 12:00 PM
Out of more than a billion of them there must be some that are really bored.

Submariner409
09-22-12, 01:15 PM
We just had another one - same style as "susan_forsberg" and "salvatoregranger' - "gregory_willoughby". Permanently Gonzo, as well as all of its embedded link spam posts.

Keep your eyes open and don't be afraid to report a suspicious post. Try your best to make CF a very unproductive site for spammers.

Kingoftypos
09-22-12, 06:54 PM
We just had another one - same style as "susan_forsberg" and "salvatoregranger' - "gregory_willoughby". Permanently Gonzo, as well as all of its embedded link spam posts.

Keep your eyes open and don't be afraid to report a suspicious post. Try your best to make CF a very unproductive site for spammers.

Got cha.

KOT

talismandave
09-22-12, 09:45 PM
Have we just been deputized?:cop:

dkozloski
09-23-12, 02:51 AM
Sub's Posse.

Submariner409
09-24-12, 11:01 AM
We just banned another - the thing posted a whole slew of gibberish in several forums in only a few minutes.

maeng9981
09-25-12, 05:12 AM
There's another currently - http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/search.php?searchid=780689

Submariner409
09-25-12, 09:54 AM
Jesda and I nailed that one at about 0900. Gonzo.

talismandave
09-25-12, 05:58 PM
Sub hit the launch code!:bazooka:

Submariner409
09-25-12, 10:02 PM
"Captain, Radio - Executive Officer: In accordance with XXXX and XXX - Tactical launch codes verified and checked; you have permission to launch !"

You better hope that you or our children never have to experience that apocalyptic message.

talismandave
09-26-12, 01:50 AM
How true.

Kingoftypos
09-26-12, 12:26 PM
It would seem we have another, in the 1st gen CTS.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/member.php?u=175932

jackson.vanna is the screen name. Also, it tends to use ht tp ://ww w.stic ky-langu age.co m/gu4.jpg At the end of it's comment.

There's another favor, can we change the name of this thread to "report spammers here" or something like that?


KOT

Submariner409
09-26-12, 01:41 PM
You got one...............:dance:

Gonzo at 1343

Kingoftypos
09-26-12, 01:53 PM
You got one...............:dance:

Gonzo at 1343

Got cha.

KOT

Ludacrisvp
09-26-12, 02:02 PM
You got one...............:dance:

Gonzo at 1343

you kind of make it sound like fishin

Submariner409
09-26-12, 02:53 PM
you kind of make it sound like fishin

........... and we can fish with hand grenades :cool2:

Submariner409
09-27-12, 09:56 AM
Just nailed another one - 40 posts in less than an hour - 11 in Deville alone. "guauthementmark". 6 to 10 word snippets of previous messages as a "post".

Whenever you log into a Forum - say, Seville, look at the column of recent posts/posters. If you see a weird string of threads with a recent post from the same username, check it out and report one of the posts.

This mode of posting multiple gibberish posts within a short time frame meets the description of the hackers who have been bugging the sites of large financial institutions. The hack is designed to overload the servers and take down the site.

Kingoftypos
09-30-12, 11:17 PM
It's interesting how they come and go.

KOT

Kingoftypos
10-07-12, 12:10 AM
Looks like they have started again...

gujanefennell147

Just saw IT in first gen CTS.

KOT

Submariner409
10-07-12, 10:18 AM
It was gone earlier this morning - Rolex and odthetruth nailed it.

Kingoftypos
10-08-12, 09:12 AM
And yet another...

guberylgalgano

Could someone made me a modified mod to zap these mofo's? lol

KOT

Submariner409
10-08-12, 09:24 AM
Just permabanned it and cleaned out 32 posts done in 27 minutes. A CTS-V member reported it. It had the same IP as our earlier "gujanefennell...".

Kingoftypos
10-08-12, 11:33 AM
Can an IP address be banned? If I recall correctly, an old forum I use to freq a lot. RemoteCentral.com, had that ability to block IP addresses.

KOT

Submariner409
10-08-12, 01:33 PM
Being looked into right now.

JimmyH
10-08-12, 03:49 PM
IP can be blocked. I am not a fan of it because IP addresses are highly dynamic these days. Imagine trying to log in from your phone only to find out you can't because some spammer used his phone.

Kingoftypos
10-08-12, 05:51 PM
IP can be blocked. I am not a fan of it because IP addresses are highly dynamic these days. Imagine trying to log in from your phone only to find out you can't because some spammer used his phone.

Your probably thinking of the IP address that changes when it goes from one wifi router to another. The IP address that I am thinking about is the one that the modem uses, which is not dynamic. It is the one that is seen by "us" or the world.

A friend of mine has two wifi routers, but one modem. If he connects his iPad to one wifi router. It's given an IP address to that wifi router. When he connects to the other wifi router it's given another IP address. However, the modem that connects to the outside world stays the same.

KOT

JimmyH
10-09-12, 12:40 PM
I am not talking about internal IP addresses (192.168.x.x) I am talking about your IP address on the internet. Everytime you shut your phone off and turn it back on, you have a new ip address. Even at home, if you reboot your router, you have the potential of getting a different IP address. Unless you pay for a static IP address, which most people don't.

Kingoftypos
10-09-12, 01:45 PM
Oh wow, my bad. I just rebooted my modem, and sure enough the IP address changed. I thought that, that stayed the same. Maybe I was confusing it with the MAC address?

KOT

Ludacrisvp
10-09-12, 02:11 PM
MAC addresses never change on their own. You can clone them to pretend you are another device.
The public IP on most broadband connections seem to change either weekly or monthly.

I vote NO to the IP ban method.

Submariner409
10-09-12, 02:17 PM
Banned another mega-post spammer (41 in 35 minutes) this AM. Same IP as the preceding two ...........

Kingoftypos
10-09-12, 05:52 PM
Hmmm, how about if we banned that IP address for a week? Seeing how IT came in 3 times under the same IP address. Will that be an option to look into?

What of the other spammers, were their IP address the same?

KOT

JimmyH
10-09-12, 06:36 PM
Most of those spammers are in China. So it's not like any of you guys have to worry about inheriting one of their IP addresses.

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Oh wow, my bad. I just rebooted my modem, and sure enough the IP address changed. I thought that, that stayed the same. Maybe I was confusing it with the MAC address?

KOT

Everytime I have rebooted my dsl modem, it picks up the same ip address. I assume for it to change, someone else would have to pick up that ip while mine is down. The only time I usually get a different ip on my dsl is if it is down for significant amounts of time, which has never happened. My cable at the office goes down all the time, but we pay for a static ip.

Kingoftypos
10-09-12, 06:43 PM
Most of those spammers are in China. So it's not like any of you guys have to worry about inheriting one of their IP addresses.

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Everytime I have rebooted my dsl modem, it picks up the same ip address. I assume for it to change, someone else would have to pick up that ip while mine is down. The only time I usually get a different ip on my dsl is if it is down for significant amounts of time, which has never happened. My cable at the office goes down all the time, but we pay for a static ip.

Since you deal with dsl and cable. Which do you think is faster? By downloading the same file on both internets. I ask, because my g/f has cable and speedtest.org says her speed is around 18mbps. My dsl is at 5.5mbps. However, the other day at her place around 2pm on a Tuesday it took me nearly 50 minutes to download a 171Mb file. When I arrived home around 7pm that night. I downloaded the same file from the same website and it took me less than 4 minutes. I know there's a difference between Mb and MB, but when I am comparing two internets with the same file, MB and Mb shouldn't matter.

KOT

Submariner409
10-09-12, 06:51 PM
Slow download from the start ?? cancel the download and start over.


(http://www.speedtest.net)www.speedtest.net (http://www.speedtest.net)

Kingoftypos
10-09-12, 07:50 PM
Slow download from the start ?? cancel the download and start over.


(http://www.speedtest.net)www.speedtest.net (http://www.speedtest.net)

Did that several times, heck I even unplugged the modem for several minutes.

I know it's not relevant. But it's a Zoom and I am able to connect to it at 230mbps via wifi N on my Mac Mini, tested it when I had the cable internet installed. But at my home I am using a Netgear, would love to have it over my g/f's, connected at 54mbps using N on wifi.

I was told that it was peak-time when I was downloading. I hope to try it again at a later time though.

Yeah, speedtest.net lol

KOT

MacMuse
10-11-12, 11:57 PM
Cable modems are more likely to "appear" slow when the neighborhood (literally, other customers on your same block) are all busy on-line at the same time. Early evening is the worst time usually. Cable modems share a local "pipe" before it joins up with the cable company's larger "pipe" at their offices. That local pipe can become congested if everyone attached is downloading at the same time.

DSL is less likely to suffer this constraint as you don't join a shared pipe until you get to the telephone company site where they "should" have enough pipe/bandwidth for all.

Conversely, any cable company could over-design their network to avoid this issue, and a telco could under-design their network to create the issue.

In general, cable can support higher speeds than DSL if the company builds it right.

JimmyH
10-13-12, 03:40 PM
My home dsl seems more reliable than my office cable. It also depends on all the connections between you and the server.

Cable Internet does have the best performance when everything is right. The problem is that doesn't happen very often in my experience.

Submariner409
10-13-12, 04:57 PM
Not that it makes a hoot - but the Verizon DSL here is clean and fast (for what it is). EXCEPT when mice decide to make a home in the 90 skrillion wire phone cable pedestal at the north end corner of our gravel road. It took 2 line techs most of a day to clean up the mess and splice it all back together. (but we got a cutesy new steel box out of the job...........)

Kingoftypos
10-20-12, 09:06 AM
They're back... *spooky music*

cesaryen711

KOT

Kingoftypos
10-20-12, 01:41 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/search.php?searchid=813857

I don't know if this is a new type of a spammer, or just an idiot.

KOT

Submariner409
10-20-12, 04:24 PM
Clueless poster - Ranger nailed it an hour or so ago.

"cesaryen711" was another bot. Gonzo.

AAIIIC
11-01-12, 10:30 PM
kimberlywatkins828 appears to be another one - restating other people's posts in multiple threads.

Submariner409
11-06-12, 06:10 PM
That's two more in the last two days - keep your eyes open. Nice work..................

CadillacLuke24
11-06-12, 06:25 PM
Maybe not the right idea, but fighting fire with fire.....

Wouldn't it be sweet if you were able to frankenstein the world's most powerful computer and use it to go hacker and troll hunting? Just send them ungodly huge files that would crash their machines. :sneaky:

JimmyH
11-06-12, 06:27 PM
That would require you to find them behind their cowardly proxies. Good luck with that.

Kingoftypos
11-08-12, 09:28 PM
Found another. Gotta love their "smiley" at the end of their trolling. Easy target.

hollywelker

What number spammer does this make for me?

KOT

Submariner409
11-08-12, 10:29 PM
Good catch - it's gone, plus all its posts - 27 in 25 minutes.

Kingoftypos
11-08-12, 10:47 PM
Do we still require a Paid type of email? In other words none of the hotmail, yahoo, gmail or such?

KOT

Submariner409
11-28-12, 06:10 PM
gmail seems to be OK, and others are logging in with yahoo! accounts - it happens to be a favorite of the robospammers.

JimmyH
12-03-12, 12:57 PM
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JimmyH
12-10-12, 02:03 PM
Sub, if you are going to bump, just post, don't use the bump command. Otherwise, for those who are subscribed to the thread it will keep showing up unread.

Submariner409
12-10-12, 04:05 PM
Bump !!! ........... and a new post doesn't show as "unread" ????

Kingoftypos
12-11-12, 01:48 PM
Bump !!! ........... and a new post doesn't show as "unread" ????

The blastamy of that procedure. Just awful I tell ya, just awful.

KOT


PS. Bump

Submariner409
01-05-13, 03:35 PM
Bump !!! Two spammers gonzo in the first 4 days of 2013.

talismandave
01-15-13, 10:18 AM
RichardOson

Nonsense posts in FWD photos and Classic Forums.

Get him Sub!

Submariner409
01-16-13, 01:26 PM
Gone - and look closely at these odd usernames - this one used a zero (0) in place of the O.

talismandave
01-30-13, 05:14 AM
markcanderwich.......several posts in lounge.....? :noidea:

Submariner409
01-30-13, 08:38 AM
Spammer - gone at 0840 EST. Thanks.

........... same "person" as two others recently banned.

Kingoftypos
01-30-13, 02:20 PM
I love how these spammers are taken care of swiftly.

Great job folks. :thumbsup:

KOT

Submariner409
02-24-13, 09:04 AM
Two more within the past week - keep up the Joe Friday detective work!!!

talismandave
03-05-13, 05:03 AM
Christo0pher (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/member.php?u=191735) .... in thread...http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/259440-post-random-pic-thread-55.html

Submariner409
03-05-13, 07:59 AM
It's gonzo. Thanks.

talismandave
03-12-13, 07:43 AM
Batter up!

EnlOOow

post #869

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/259440-post-random-pic-thread-58.html#post3248897

Submariner409
03-12-13, 08:53 AM
Gonzo !!! Thanks.

RippyPartsDept
03-12-13, 05:34 PM
spam spam spam spam
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-elr-forum/237986-cadillac-elr-pricing.html#post3249813

Submariner409
03-14-13, 04:57 PM
Gone.

Submariner409
03-22-13, 09:00 AM
Bump ............

talismandave
03-26-13, 11:00 AM
Swo7pes http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/222533-what-did-you-do-your-car-619.html#post3264270

Submariner409
03-26-13, 12:05 PM
Gone. Thanks. (odthetruth nailed it a little while ago ..........)

Submariner409
03-26-13, 06:34 PM
Bump .................. Stay alert - These clowns enjoy muddying the waters.

Kingoftypos
03-26-13, 07:41 PM
Bump .................. Stay alert - These clowns enjoy muddying the waters.

Like this???

http://www.whyifearclowns.net/image/clown/small/1202/-clown-1329026552.jpg

KOT

Submariner409
03-31-13, 05:12 PM
Bump

talismandave
04-11-13, 03:03 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/rwd-19xx-1984-deville-fleetwood-1985/266546-just-got-another-brougham-88-5-a-3.html#post3282071

Post 33..........djay6eight

Submariner409
04-12-13, 10:00 AM
Post deleted. He joined late in '12 and just posted yesterday. Watch him. Thanks.

talismandave
04-18-13, 08:56 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/classic-cadillac-forum/287510-parts.html#post3288901

Post #4 tommait2

Submariner409
04-18-13, 12:40 PM
Gone ............ thanks.

Submariner409
05-07-13, 11:03 AM
Two members have just nailed more spammers. Keep your eyes open. Report spam here, and also use the little icon at the bottom left of a suspicious post - the one with the ! in the triangle. That sends the post copy directly to the CF Admin team.

talismandave
05-07-13, 08:09 PM
...wow, could they make that any smaller and less clear as to what it is?:_sure:

Never noticed it.
Even after reading your post I had to look several times to find what you were talking about. After looking twice, I was about to post that I didn't have it, decided to look one last time and noticed a spot on the screen that I though might be an errant cigar ash....upon closer inspection I see it is the symbol!:bulb:

You should mention this in some of the other threads and see if I'm the only one who didn't know about it.:noidea:

Kingoftypos
05-08-13, 08:59 PM
How about wording, "Report post" is used a lot on other forums, comment areas.

KOT

RippyPartsDept
05-09-13, 08:53 AM
if you 'mouse-over' the icon it does say "report post"

Submariner409
05-14-13, 04:16 PM
Bump ..........

Submariner409
05-16-13, 06:17 PM
X 2 ............ Bump ...............

Submariner409
05-22-13, 07:43 PM
X 3 ............. Bump

Kingoftypos
05-27-13, 03:18 AM
I know this guy doesn't exactly fit the mulit-post spamming. But most certainly post some illegal stuff...

deleted link to spam

KOT

Submariner409
05-27-13, 09:22 AM
KOT - Spammer of the first order - this is its fourth try in two days. Same links, same gibberish paragraphs. MrHolland got two, I got two.

Keep your eyes open - Thanks, Sub.

Submariner409
05-29-13, 07:49 AM
Bump ...........

Kingoftypos
05-30-13, 02:27 PM
I know this guy doesn't exactly fit the mulit-post spamming. But most certainly post some illegal stuff...

deleted link to spam

KOT

What the heck? Why did the link from MY post get removed? I have no intent to sell or distribute any illegal activity. But doesn't give a right to have my link removed.

KOT
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PS. Bump. Lol

Submariner409
05-30-13, 02:33 PM
Re-post the link - ???

talismandave
05-30-13, 02:40 PM
I think we got us a co-conspirator!:hmm:

Kingoftypos
05-30-13, 02:57 PM
I think we got us a co-conspirator!:hmm:

I plea the 5th.

KOT

Submariner409
06-04-13, 08:27 AM
We just discovered another - with embedded links to a line of OBD scanners from Japan. Bye bye !

EDIT: At 0835 - another spammer in the Lounge, this time from India - a blurb about watching videos. Gonzo.

Submariner409
06-06-13, 07:14 AM
There has been a rash of spam from central India - near New Delhi. A new subscriber, usually with some gibberish username, logs in to one of several forums and posts a long, rambling, unintelligible blurb on nothing - but it has a slew of embedded links to so-called movies and videos. BE CAREFUL - they're all malware links.

Keep your eyes open and report them quickly. The last phony username (banned) was ndanityana and it stayed logged in for quite a while until it figured out it was banned forever.

Submariner409
06-11-13, 09:23 AM
0915 this morning - another spammer - with the same "watch this online" embedded links and gibberish, rambling post. Gone.

This one was "chitvipas" from near Calcutta, India.

PontiacV8
06-18-13, 06:33 AM
...another spam...who or what ever this might be...

"aiyajunyi"

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/310346-1086-1089-1077-1073-1077-a.html

...some kind of....russian?

Hoosier Daddy
06-18-13, 07:46 AM
...another spam...who or what ever this might be...

"aiyajunyi"

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/310346-1086-1089-1077-1073-1077-a.html

...some kind of....russian?
Yeah, its a Chinese guy posting in Russian. Mostly just intro stuff although he mentions he works for a company that sells auto diagnostics.

Submariner409
06-18-13, 08:02 AM
Gone forever at 0802. Thanks. This particular jerk was from SoCal.

talismandave
06-24-13, 02:19 AM
This post and the one after it.
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/classic-cadillac-forum/313322-seeking-comparable-sale-results-76-eldorado.html

Submariner409
06-24-13, 08:02 AM
Gone forever. Good catch. It was from east Europe.

Hoosier Daddy
07-01-13, 10:56 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/319242-lone-ranger-action-movie.html#post3637586

Submariner409
07-01-13, 11:25 AM
Ranger got it a few minutes ago ........... it tried to log in again so I changed the ban to permanent.

Same clown - or group of clowns - in or near New Delhi.

Keep your eyes open and Thanks !!! (Post #110)

Kingoftypos
07-02-13, 11:50 PM
I was wondering what happened with this thread. Glad to see it at the top of the homepage or whatever you wanna call it. Also glad to see so many members doing their due diligence and reporting these spammers.
KOT

Submariner409
07-03-13, 08:45 AM
"What happened" was that the number of idiots and clowns who want to use CF for their personal billboard and advertising page has increased remarkably. Success has its pitfalls, so we placed the spam reporter in a conspicuous place for all to see - and use.

The average time from a jackass posting spam and the time it's gone and he's banned forever is now down to less than 2 hours - in many cases less than a half hour.

Again, thanks to the members who take their time to help keep the site clean and fun to use.

Hoosier Daddy
07-03-13, 10:17 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/forum-rules-guidelines/320658-watch-lone-ranger.html#post3652114

Submariner409
07-03-13, 12:01 PM
Gone forever at 1156 EDT. Another spammer from India. Thanks.

Kingoftypos
07-03-13, 12:13 PM
What is the record so far for the amount of spammers that has been deleted since this thread started last year?

KOT

Submariner409
07-03-13, 12:21 PM
You could get a pretty close count by going to the first page of this forum and reading through each post to see when there was a reply to the effect of "Gonzo !".............. BUT there are a LOT of spammers that never get reported to this thread - the Moderators get those types on the fly, in some cases assisted by PM from a member.

This thread is here to allow you guys to make a difference in site efficiency and cleanliness - several Moderators check here 24/7/365

PontiacV8
07-04-13, 04:47 AM
...this guy "bhummany" spams/posted two times...

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/321162-horror-movies.html

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/321138-horror-movies.html

Submariner409
07-04-13, 09:07 AM
Another one from India. Thanks. Gone forever at 0900 EDT.

PontiacV8
07-05-13, 03:14 AM
...and again...incl. (possible malware) links..."shahriyyansh"...

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/321690-wolverine-movie.html

Submariner409
07-05-13, 08:36 AM
Gone at 0835. Thanks.

Hoosier Daddy
07-05-13, 02:04 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/321914-u-r-exited-despicable-me-2-a.html#post3666234

Submariner409
07-05-13, 06:51 PM
Ranger nailed that one .........thanks.

Keep your eyes open for the clowns who sell every cell phone, add-on, and camera lens on earth.

talismandave
07-07-13, 03:35 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/322857-red-2-a.html#post10459601

Submariner409
07-07-13, 08:19 AM
Gone at 0815. Thanks......... another one from New Delhi

BlueAngel#07
07-07-13, 12:08 PM
What's the deal with auto pride???

Submariner409
07-07-13, 12:22 PM
AutoPrideConcepts (Lloyd) is a long-time CF Authorized Vendor. Look them up in the vendor's forum. Best floor mats and dash covers around.

If a username login banner says "Authorized vendor" or close, they're legit - if someone is advertising their own product, or if it becomes obvious that another member (beneficiary) is shilling for a non-authorized seller, that's advertising spam and both the seller and shill are subject to infractions or permaban.

talismandave
07-09-13, 09:59 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/324466-watch-red-2-online.html#post10475218

Submariner409
07-09-13, 10:51 AM
It signed on at about 0936, Ranger got it less than an hour later.

Submariner409
07-10-13, 03:15 PM
Just nailed another one - ubhkaust - in the Lounge, 5 minutes after it logged on and posted the same so-called "review" gibberish and malware links.

NEVER click on anything that remotely resembles "Watch the XXX XXXXX online" or anything even close - they're all malware downloads.

arw1510
07-16-13, 07:23 PM
This garyscts guy. He doesn't really fit the bill as the typical poster, nor the typical spammer. He's got one thread that's all been negative about his story about his self propelled Cadillac. Don't know if that's true, but maybe someone to keep an eye on. Looks like he just joined to rant about this story.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2008-2013-cadillac-cts-general-discussion/326569-safety-problem.html

Submariner409
07-16-13, 07:31 PM
Where is he ??? What forum, what thread, what post ??? CF link ???

talismandave
07-16-13, 08:49 PM
garyscts+ google search= http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2008-2013-cadillac-cts-general-discussion/326569-safety-problem.html


...probably just bored at work and sick of looking out at the lot full of MKZ's so he posted while waiting for the next "up" to pull in!

Submariner409
07-17-13, 08:11 AM
Looks like another disgruntled Cadillac owner who can't get any help from the corporation. I'll link the thread to CCC and see where that leads to ............ Thanks for the homework.

Hoosier Daddy
07-17-13, 08:16 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/329305-watch-conjuring-online-free.html

Submariner409
07-17-13, 08:21 AM
Gone forever at 0821. Thanks.

Hoosier Daddy
07-17-13, 08:55 AM
Gone forever at 0821. Thanks.
But I reported it at 5:16 and only 5 minutes passed in my universe until your post. I fear I've become unstuck in time like poor Billy Pilgrim. ;)

Submariner409
07-17-13, 09:01 AM
There ARE several timezones in the U.S. - 0516 your time is 0816 my time.

What time is noted up in this post header - 0901 or 0601 ???

Your post is shown as 0855 - and the spammer is 9 hours ahead of me, 12 ahead of you.

Hoosier Daddy
07-17-13, 09:10 AM
There ARE several timezones in the U.S. - 0516 your time is 0816 my time.

What time is noted up in this post header - 0901 or 0601 ???

Your post is shown as 0855 - and the spammer is 9 hours ahead of me, 12 ahead of you.
I knew it was a time zone thing because your post is marked 5:21 for me which is the only way I would have known 5 minutes had passed. It just struck me as funny, but then again most things do.

Submariner409
07-17-13, 09:27 AM
So the site time conversions for your computer location have everyone - worldwide - shown as posting in your particular zone. Someone in CA saw your post as 0416.

Hoosier Daddy
07-17-13, 09:45 AM
So the site time conversions for your computer location have everyone - worldwide - shown as posting in your particular zone. Someone in CA saw your post as 0416.
Yep. Technically the time zone you specify in your profile.

So someone in Shanghai already saw it tomorrow! But all that's more boring than being unstuck in time.

RippyPartsDept
07-17-13, 10:22 AM
Makes perfect sense...

Kingoftypos
07-17-13, 02:51 PM
This garyscts guy. He doesn't really fit the bill as the typical poster, nor the typical spammer. He's got one thread that's all been negative about his story about his self propelled Cadillac. Don't know if that's true, but maybe someone to keep an eye on. Looks like he just joined to rant about this story.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2008-2013-cadillac-cts-general-discussion/326569-safety-problem.html

I would have to agree with you. I have a 2006 CTS with an obd2 to iPhone cable. Whenever I run the app, I can see a lot of sensors. Including 3 or 4 throttle position inputs. Labeled A, B, C and D. Though I can't remember if they all are at the same % input. I'll check tonight.

So in my eyes, there are redundant systems.

Though I do recall a late model Pontiac Grand Prix having a recall on the drive by wire throttle pedal. It had something to do with the springs breaking in sub-zero weather. Thus the pedal wouldn't return to home position.

KOT

Ranger
07-17-13, 03:09 PM
So the site time conversions for your computer location have everyone - worldwide - shown as posting in your particular zone. Someone in CA saw your post as 0416.


Yep. Technically the time zone you specify in your profile.

That's the way I always thought it worked.

Faith76
07-17-13, 10:57 PM
But I reported it at 5:16 and only 5 minutes passed in my universe until your post. I fear I've become unstuck in time like poor Billy Pilgrim. ;)

So it goes

Kingoftypos
07-18-13, 02:09 AM
Either this guy is really that dumb... Or it's a new breed of spammers...

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-first-generation-forum-2003/329873-how-determine-where-cts-3-6l.html

KOT

Submariner409
07-18-13, 08:47 AM
Thanks - I merged two of his threads, left a message, and deleted the other 4 identical questions.

Submariner409
07-26-13, 12:18 PM
Just got another New Delhi spammer - it registered at 0931, posted spam in the Lounge at 1146 and was permabanned at 1149.

"zenoliya"

When you guys see something with a bunch of gibberish critique-looking crap and links to "watch xxxyyyzzzaaa online ....." Please report it immediately. Use the little black triangle ! icon in the lower left corner of the offending post.

Submariner409
07-26-13, 03:02 PM
KOT - It works, and I would hope so - the app was built by the people who own the site .........

Kingoftypos
07-26-13, 03:03 PM
KOT - It works, and I would hope so - the app was built by the people who own the site .........

Cool, thanks.

Now how about an iPhone 5 update to take care of the bigger screen?

KOT

EDIT: This post copied to Site Help threads.

Hoosier Daddy
07-28-13, 12:06 PM
Link to spam deleted. Thanks for the report. CF Staff

Ranger
07-28-13, 02:56 PM
Got 'em and banned 'em

talismandave
07-30-13, 01:30 AM
Mod EDIT: Link deleted - when we ban a spammer, these links stay live .......... easier to simply hit the "report" icon and add a note here ........

Hoosier Daddy
07-30-13, 05:54 AM
Mod EDIT: Same note as in the previous post - these posted links stay live even when we ban the spammer and its posts elsewhere ...........

Submariner409
07-30-13, 07:44 AM
MrHolland got 'em a while ago. Thanks.

Ranger
07-30-13, 02:55 PM
Link deleted - when we ban a spammer, these links stay live .......... easier to simply hit the "report" icon and add a note here ........ Yes, Mods also get an email that there is a reported thread. That is a MUCH better option.

Kingoftypos
07-30-13, 11:37 PM
KOT - It works, and I would hope so - the app was built by the people who own the site .........


Mod EDIT: Link deleted - when we ban a spammer, these links stay live .......... easier to simply hit the "report" icon and add a note here ........


Mod EDIT: Same note as in the previous post - these posted links stay live even when we ban the spammer and its posts elsewhere ...........

What Sub is was in response to me clicking on the triangle with the ! in the middle. Well actually I was on the CadillacForums app and used the "Report" button in it. I left a little note for him, or whoever, to reply to this thread with an answer. Several minutes later Sub responded.

Still, wouldn't want to see this thread die off now that we know about this Triangle. Even though it's been there for years or what not. Still be nice to see this thread get some play.

But I must say, even though the links stay "alive". They are actually redirected to a message saying that the page is no longer valid of some sorts. I know this, because before talismandave's posted link was removed. I clicked on it to see what happens and it just brought me to that message screen. Wish I took a screen shot.

KOT

Submariner409
07-31-13, 07:42 AM
The deleted links in these posts and where it took you when you clicked them BEFORE I removed them - True. The CF membership would see a sort of "no good" message - but the staff would get a redirect to the link which remains in the server archive. I merely deleted one more step to get to the original - and if need be, Admin can still do that.

arw1510
08-06-13, 09:31 PM
Users rx-cons and truth. I clicked the report icon and included a note. Seems as though they both joined today to bash on other posters free country but seems like they are trying to take advantage

Also just noticed rx-terminator. All joined today

Gfcat now too.

They are getting away from talking about the cars

Submariner409
08-07-13, 08:06 AM
Admin is looking at your several reported posts. If new members sign up to get diagnosis or to offer information, then until foul language or insults begin they have every right to post - and offer insight. If subsequent posts turn out to be lies or unnecessary flaming, the member disappears.

We all have our fan clubs, and we all have our detractors. That's life.

arw1510
08-07-13, 11:01 AM
Admin is looking at your several reported posts. If new members sign up to get diagnosis or to offer information, then until foul language or insults begin they have every right to post - and offer insight. If subsequent posts turn out to be lies or unnecessary flaming, the member disappears.

We all have our fan clubs, and we all have our detractors. That's life.

Saw the note. Much appreciated. I went to that thread looking for info and just found them ranting. Hopefully the 5 or so threads they have in the different sections die down

Submariner409
08-08-13, 09:31 AM
General info today - Our series of clowns from the Middle East (the spammers of the "Watch XXXXCCCCMMMMM Online" stuff) has branched out into several other forums - the last being XLR-V - at 0800 this morning - 3 threads. There have also been 4 or 5 in the CTS forums recently.

Report them and be careful - many of the posted "links" to movies are actually malware downloads.

As always, use the little triangle ! icon in the lower left of a post to report it to Admin for the ban hammer. Thanks. CF Staff

Kingoftypos
08-25-13, 09:52 PM
Are the spammers still around? Are they still from the middle east or some where else now?

KOT

Submariner409
08-26-13, 07:09 AM
Every 2 - 3 days one of the spammers from India sets up a phony account, posts a slew of gibberish "movie reviews" with "Watch this online" links (actually, malware downloads), someone logged into CF reports it and we permaban the offender. So far there's a list of these jerks as long as your arm. The last one - yesterday morning - posted 3 threads in . . . . . Cadillac Customer Care !!! XLR seems popular, as do any of the CTS forums.

FWIW, the permaban button removes the offender, all their posts and threads from CF. Plus, we get to leave the offender a nice, polite message on the billboard .............

You can't see the deleted threads, but one of jerks actually started three threads of "watch this online" right next to this one ! One week ago today. Rolex killed that one.

Submariner409
09-25-13, 08:41 AM
Update as of 0830, Sept. 25. So far, since my last post in here, we have permabanned about 9 gibberish "watch this online" spammers and 2 selling a complete laundry list of oddball cell phones - they were permabanned also.

The last middle east spammer was banned at 0830 this morning, in the Allante forum.

Submariner409
09-28-13, 10:32 AM
Nailed two more this morning - both signed in early AM, posted 3 gibberish threads each - same style, one for "watch this online" and one reporting on "newport cigarettes cheap". Three of the links in the cigarette reports contained the PIKOR_AV Trojan horse malware and a virus worm.

The CTS forums and a couple of other "new model" forums appear to be the targets for these guys, although we have seen one in Allante and two in Catera. Be careful, don't get infected, and report suspicious posts to Admin. Thanks.

Submariner409
10-04-13, 09:24 AM
Another one from India on 10/13 early in the morning - 3 absolutely stupid gibberish "watch this online" threads in Clubs; Great Lakes. As usual, the links were virus and Trojan Horse downloads. These clowns are desperate to get e-mail address lists - be careful.

A weird one this morning 10/12 - some clown from Nigeria posting two threads in CTS-V - selling every sort of cell phone on earth for stupid prices. Two of the embedded links were Trojan Horses.

6 more within the past week - 4 of the gibberish "watch this online" types and 2 new types - A pedophile porn spammer from Russia and a seemingly legitimate short "I like that" sort of reply with an added link - to an e-mail contact list theft download.

4 more since 10/04. Primarily in the "newer model" forums - XTS and ATS. One actually posted 3 threads in Cadillac Customer Care (warranty and dealership problems) - and it was "taken care of".

Submariner409
10-19-13, 10:55 AM
late last night - 3 more of the same "watch this online" junk, all with malware in the many links.

Submariner409
10-25-13, 10:39 AM
.........to 10/25 - 5 more spammers - 13 threads - removed from 5 different forums.

Submariner409
11-09-13, 05:38 PM
.......to 11/09 PM - still more of the same spammers removed. Go back through this thread for info.

Submariner409
12-23-13, 10:44 AM
Update - As of today the number of spammers/phony threads has stayed about the same. The group from the Middle East continues to post the long-winded gibberish threads with links to "watch this online ...." and many of those links continue to be plagued with malware, keystroke loggers, and just plain malicious viruses.

There's another, less numerous type coming into play - a huge thread with every sort of camera, camera part, TV, outboard motor or cell phone offered at ridiculous prices. Many of these are central/western Europe or Chinese in origin. Be careful: It's your credit card or PayPal at risk - huge risk.

All these phony threads can show up in CTS, XLR, Clubs, The Lounge - anywhere. Hard for a few people to cover all the bases.

The Moderators keep plugging away to clean out the garbage, but the active CF Member is the front line in site maintenance. Please keep your eyes open, the Report button handy and Happy Holidays, Hanukkah or Christmas to everyone from CF and the Staff.

Submariner409
12-30-13, 06:37 PM
Add another clown to the lists - In several different, scattered forums, including The Lounge, a simple thread something like "Hi, just joined !" or "Hi ! I'm the new girl !" with a simple, quick short post about how wonderful all the site info is - BUT there's a link included. Be wary of that link if you stumble across it before we delete the thread - Click on it and what you open may not be in your computer's or even your best interest. Most of this sort of spam is from Central or Western Europe.

As always, report suspicious threads and posts to Admin. Thanks, and a Happy New Year to all from CF !

Submariner409
01-08-14, 08:32 AM
Now we have one trying to sell Ping and Callaway golf clubs - same caution: Many of the links are malware and viruses. Don't click on anything - report the post to Admin.

Two examples of the phony usernames connected with the spam are Gloria132 and abby444.

Submariner409
01-18-14, 08:19 AM
New spam style from Cambodia and Thailand - a stupid short "This is good information" type post, embedded link - to electronic cigarettes and a virus download. We identified one this morning as being a data keylogger - you enter some personal info on the site - they have you - hook, line and sinker.

Another one of the "I'm glad i signed up ! Good information" types - in the Lounge. Malware link.

As always - be careful: It's your identity and your money.

Submariner409
01-25-14, 08:21 AM
7 more "I am the new guy/girl" or "Lots of good information here" jackass spams in several forums - mostly the Lounge. As always, the embedded links lead to malware and virus attacks.

Be careful - and use the Report icon in the lower left of a suspicious post - the triangle with !

Submariner409
02-05-14, 09:46 PM
More of the same as Post #182. With embedded links to malware and virus downloads disguised as "blogs" and "websites".

Be careful - never reply to any of these fish hooks.

Submariner409
02-17-14, 05:27 PM
The clowns are again active up in the newer model forums - stupid posts, no info, with embedded links to sites and blogs.

As always - be very careful: Many of the attached links are direct malware/virus downloads. Beware !!!

Submariner409
02-26-14, 08:54 AM
More stupid "I'm glad I joined" and "Kudos for good info" crap being posted in various forums. As always, be really careful - the included links to blogs and sites contain virus and malware downloads. 10 have scanned as virus-infected in the last 4 days ! Use the ! icon in the lower left of a suspicious post - that flags it directly to the Moderator forum.

CVP33
03-04-14, 10:26 PM
Derek_ctsv is hammering the V threads.

Submariner409
03-05-14, 08:11 AM
We're looking at him.

Submariner409
03-16-14, 09:01 AM
The one-liner clowns persist in posting "I'm the new girl" and "I'm glad I registered" threads here and there. As always, be careful. Their embedded links are downloads of spyware and virus.

The virus-ridden "Watch this online ........" paragraphs continue to be posted in every imaginable forum. Be careful and please report them immediately.

Use the small ! icon in the lower left of any suspected spam post to send it directly to the site spam folder for action.